Incidents

  • Narendra Modi under fire for silence over religious incidents 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing criticism for remaining silent about incidents deemed anti-Muslim in the past week, underscoring fears that his Hindu nationalist followers will upset religious relations in the multi-faith nation. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party swept to power in May after an election campaign that mainly focused...
  • Devyani Khobragade incident has developed closer ties with India: US July 18, 2014

    Washington: The US has said the aftermath of last year's Khobragade incident has led to the development of closer ties and closer communication with India. "I think that despite the fact that we had this very uncomfortable and unfortunate situation that we had to work through, at the end of the...
  • Fire Department conducts awareness programmes to curb fire June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: With several incidents of fire being reported in the last three weeks in the national capital, Delhi Government has initiated number of steps and conducted important activities in order to curb them. The fire department had received 1701 number emergency calls for extinguishing fire which were attended with...
  • 'Maut ka saudagar' is apt description of Modi: Congress March 21, 2014

    Congress on Friday resurrected the 'maut ka saudagar' barb against Narendra Modi, blaming him for the Godhra incident and the subsequent communal riots in Gujarat, and said the description fitted the BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate. BJP had lost three bye-elections after Modi became Chief Minister but after that he "allowed" the...
  • Thorough probe will be done in Sikar jail firing incident: Gulab Chand Kataria January 27, 2014

    Rajasthan government on Monday assured the state Assembly that firing incident inside the Sikar jail would be investigated properly. on Sunday, a notorious criminal Raju Theth was shot at by another inmate Subhas Moond inside the Sikar jail. Panchayti Raj and Rural Development Minister Gulab Chand Kataria assured the House that the government...
  • Antony seeks report from Navy on submarine incident January 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Six months after its submarine sunk in the Mumbai harbour, another Navy underwater vessel had a close shave near the same place, prompting Defence Minister AK Antony to seek a detailed report from the service on the incident. "I have sought a report from the Navy. They have sent...
  • Public mindset has changed after December 16 incident: JNU students December 15, 2013

    Jawaharlal University students claim that the public sentiment have changed after the December 16 incident. A student of the university claimed that the Congress electoral debacle in the assembly elections reflects the public sentiment after the gangrape incident. ...
  • Kerala: Oommen Chandy discharged from hospital, accuses CPM for incident October 29, 2013

    Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, who was injured in stone pelting during the LDF protest in Kannur, on Tuesday virtually held the CPM responsible for the incident. "Earlier also there had been incidents like hurling of rotten eggs, sticks and stones in various places since the LDF launched their campaign but...
  • J~~amp;amp;K govt orders inquiry into Shopian firing incidents September 12, 2013

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government today ordered a magisterial inquiry into the firing incidents outside a CRPF camp in which left five persons dead over the past five days. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Shailendra Kumar said he has asked District Magistrate, Shopian, Bashir Ahmad Bhat to conduct an inquiry into the circumstances...
  • CBI shielding those responsible in Gopalgarh incident: Cong MLA August 10, 2013

    Congress legislator Zahida Khan on Saturday accused CBI of shielding those responsible in the infamous Gopalgarh firing incident in Bharatpur and demanded that the case be transferred to another agency. Khan, who was once quizzed by the CBI in connection with the case, in a public meeting at Kathon area in...
  • Delhi: Rights activists demand compensation for rape, acid attack victims August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Rights activists from all over the state held protests at Jantar Mantar demanding compensation and rehabilitation schemes for rape, sexual assault and acid attack survivors. Women from various universities, Wazirpur slum cluster, Narela and Mandavli also participated in the protest. The dharna was organised by the All India Progressive...
  • Argentine great Maradona accused of attacking photographer July 30, 2013

    Buenos Aires, Argentina: A celebrity magazine photographer has accused Diego Maradona of kicking him in the groin, filing a police complaint against the Argentine great. Gente magazine photographer Enrique Medina said the attack happened outside Maradona's father's house on Sunday night as he waited to take a picture of the 1986...
  • Sri Lanka Cricket fines cricketer for flight incident July 18, 2013

    Colombo: Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has fined cricketer Ramith Rambukwella 50 per cent of his tour fee for causing a mid-air panic while on a British flight recently. The Sri Lanka A cricketer will also receive a further warning by the Cricket Board as the SLC executive committee decided a disciplinary...
  • Google celebrates 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident reporting with a doodle July 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident's reporting, Google today posted an interactive doodle, which involves a flying saucer and an alien, on its homepage. The incident referred to as the Roswell UFO incident, took place on July 7, 1947 near Roswell in New Mexico, USA, and...
  • Google doodles 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident reporting July 7, 2013

    New Delhi: An interactive doodle involving a flying saucer and an alien commemorates the 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident's reporting on the Google home page on July 8, 2013. The incident referred to as the Roswell UFO incident, occurred on July 7, 1947 near Roswell in New Mexico, USA,...
  • Modi conspired to instigate Hindus post Godhra, says Zakia Jafri's lawyer June 29, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Zakia Jafri's lawyer on Friday alleged before a court in Ahmedabad that Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had conspired to instigate Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers and other members of Hindu community after the Godhra train burning incident in 2002. Ehsan Jafri, Zakia's husband and former Congress MP, was one of...
  • CA chief slams Australian team for Warner bar attack June 14, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland on Friday slammed the role of the Australian team in the damaging David Warner punch-up incident in England and demanded they crack down on bad behaviour. Warner was on Thursday fined Aus$11,500 ($11,000) and suspended until the start of the Ashes series next month for...
  • England greats lambast Warner on Twitter June 13, 2013

    Former England players have lambasted Australian opener David Warner on Twitter after he was indulged in an ugly bar hassle with English cricketer Joe Root. Former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff's Twitter Handle "@flintoff11" read "With the bat @davidwarner31 will try and hit anything when it comes to people he just...
  • NHRC issues notice to Haryana over assault of Dalit boy May 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday sought a response from Haryana's director general of police and Kaithal police chief following media reports that a Dalit boy was assaulted by a man who was part of a group which had attacked Dalits earlier as well. The apex...
  • Helen Mirren reigns at London's Olivier awards April 29, 2013

    London: Helen Mirren was crowned queen of the London stage at the Olivier Awards Sunday, while compelling, canine-titled teen drama 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' emerged as best in show with seven trophies. Mirren, 67, was a popular and expected best actress choice for her regal yet...
  • Mamata, Amit Mitra heckling incident: SFI General Secy, 5 others arrested April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Monday arrested the General Secretary of Students Federation of India (SFI) and five others in connection with the heckling incident during which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and state Finance Minister Amit Mitra were attacked by suspected SFI activists in Delhi as...
  • Aligarh police brutality: Akhilesh suspends officials April 19, 2013

    Lucknow: Warning officials against any laxity in discharge of their duties, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday suspended 21 officials and employees including four SDMs and a Circle Officer. The Chief Minister has suspended circle officer and two policemen in connection with Thursday's Aligarh incident, an official release...
  • SFI apologises for heckling Mamata Banerjee, Amit Mitra April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Students Federation of India (SFI) on Wednesday apologised for the attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Finance Minister Amit Mitra in New Delhi earlier this month. The duo were heckled by SFI activists as they made their way to the Planning Commission building in...
  • Woman who was beaten up by police barges into Punjab Assembly March 13, 2013

    Chandigarh: A young woman who was thrashed and abused by Punjab Police officials in full public view in Punjab's Tarn Taran district recently on Wednesday tried to barge into the Punjab Assembly complex during the ongoing budget session. The woman was stopped at the entry gate of the assembly building by...
  • US: South Dakota to allow teachers to carry arms March 9, 2013

    Pierre: South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed into law on Friday a measure allowing the state's school districts to arm teachers and other personnel with guns, the first of its kind since the Connecticut school shooting. Supporters say the so-called sentinels could help prevent tragedies such as December's shooting at Sandy...
  • Delhi: Fire breaks out in Sadar Bazar, no casualties reported February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: A fire broke out at a market place in Old Delhi's Sadar Bazar area on Wednesday evening. The fire erupted on the first floor of a building in Matkewali Gali in Sadar Bazar at 7.40 pm, sources in the Delhi Fire Service said. Twenty-five fire engines, which...
  • Assam: Youth arrested for torturing five-year old girl January 30, 2013

    Karimganj: A youth allegedly tortured and severely injured a five-year-old girl in Assam's Karimganj district, police said on January 30. The five-year-old girl, who went missing on January 28 evening, was found lying in a paddy field with severe injuries near her house at Pinnagar village on January 29, Additional...
  • Won't blame Army or officer for 'bugging': Gen VK Singh January 8, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Army chief General VK Singh on Tuesday said that he would not blame the officer involved in the alleged phone bugging attempt at his residence last week, but those who ordered for it. "I will not blame the officer or the organisation for which I worked for 42...
  • Madhya Pradesh: 20-year-old rapes classmate December 29, 2012

    Indore: A college girl has alleged that her friend, a classmate, raped her. 20 year-old Ravi Verma, the accused, was remanded in police custody by the magistrate's court here on Friday. Khajrana police station in-charge Dilraj Singh Baghel said that the girl was friendly with Verma for the last one and...
  • Rapes in India rise by 873 per cent from 1953 December 20, 2012

    New Delhi: The number of rapes in India shot up from 1953 to 2011 by a staggering 873 per cent, the CPI-M's "People's Democracy" said in its latest edition released Thursday. "Sexual crimes against women have been rising alarmingly all across the country," the newspaper said in the wake of...